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Definition of "bagman" [bag•man]

  • Slang A person who collects money, as for racketeers. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A traveling salesman. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bagman" in a sentence
  • "LaCava was the long-term bagman for Fred Couples, but the pair split when the veteran decided to reduce his playing schedule."
  • "LaCava had been the long-term bagman for Fred Couples but the pair split in the summer after the golfer reduced his playing schedule."
  • "When Andres was appointed Minister of Communications & Information (MinCI) the first time around -- post-Recall Referendum -- he committed perhaps his career's greatest folly by bringing in Yuri (I've been a revolutionary for 25 years) Pimentel as his Vice Minister ... an appropriate title since Yuri had (and still has) many vices that are ever more apparent in this current mishandling of just about everything at Venezolana de Television (VTV), to which presidential sinecure he was appointed after not achieving much at TeleSur, where he immediately had fitted squarely into the round hole as Izarra's "bagman" -- something that journalist Miguel Salazar so aptly illustrated in a recent issue of his 'Verdades de Miguel' political magazine ... and that's been a thorn in the butts of the Tom & Jerry team of Izarra/Pimentel for more time than they care to remember."